A strand of 49 blue and white rectangular Sandcast Beads on raffia 28″ long. The beads are about 11×8 mm and are soft blue and white with a rock like texture. These recycled glass beads were handcrafted in Ghana, Africa by crushing old, discarded glass, adding colorant and then pouring the powder into clay molds. The stem of a local plant is added, this burns away during firing, leaving a hole for stringing. The beads are fired in a wood burning earthen oven. Ghana is famous for this type of bead.